Saturday, November 30, 2013

Medical records genetic secrets

This article on National Geographic is warning about the possible dangers of having our medical records in a electronic form rather than paper. Personally I am not bothered as there are other ways of finding out our genetic secrets. It is a risk we have to take.

Population genetics

You have to read this article on population genetics to understand what it all means. It would be unfair of me to comment.

Friday, November 29, 2013

New cat

This new Brazilian Wild Cat species has been revealed by genetic testing.

Alcohol genetics

Genetics is only part of the answer when it comes to alcohol.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Genetics and education

The Economist has got an article on genetics and education.

New Yorker on 23andMe

The New Yorker has a in depth piece on 23andMe and the genetic testing sector and the FDA.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

23andMe on Guardian

The Guardian has an article on the genetic testing company 23andMe. It has not been picked up by the television media yet.

Lafora funding

Epilepsy Canada is funding work in this terrible genetic disorder.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Alcohol genetics

I am not making any jokes about the Irish, alcohol and genetics.

Follow up

BBC News has done a follow up on the 23andMe ban by the FDA.

Monday, November 25, 2013

23andMe told to halt sales

This is bad news for the genetic testing sector but it is good news for consumers as personalised genetic testing companies like 23andMe are going to have to show scientific evidence.

Non genetic farming

Genetics is only part of the answer in farming as this Israeli company has proven.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Genetic counselling

It is good to see that genetic counselling is a growing practice.

Pioneer dies

I never heard of him but according to the NYT he is a genetics pioneer.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Good idea

This short but important article about genetic counselling from The Hindu is in the right direction.

Nice surprise

It was nice of his classmates to do this. He suffers from a painful genetic disorder.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Not watching

I am not going to watch this documentary as I am a supporter of genetic modification.

Autism genetics

This time it is from Yale.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Autism genetics

It has not been discussed for sometime.

Educating people about breast cancer and genetics

I say good luck to her tyring to educate people. Governments have tried.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Genetic failure

It was bound to happen.

Inbreeding genetics

According to this article from the Times of India our ancestors were inbreeding and they were breeding with a human species which we have not come across. I wonder what other genetic secrets there are?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Genetic disgrace

Those children and their families have a right to know.

Genetic limbo

That is the problem with genetic testing. People know things but they can't really do anything about them.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Jewish Genetic Disorders UK

It is good to see that Jewish Genetic Disorders UK are spreading the word amongst the Jewish community.

Mean genetics

We could be mean partially due to our genetic makeup.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Education genetics

This Professor from KCL is braced for the controversy. There will be some as education and genetics has been a hot potato for sometime. I can remember reading about it in Psychology texts (I did a GCSE in Psychology)

Dubai genetic meeting

It is good to see that top scientists are gathering in Dubai to discuss genetic disorders of the region.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Silly genetics

This Obamacare thing has really become silly genetics.

Too cheap

Considering the real impact of genetic testing this is too cheap.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Obamacare eugenics

This whole Obamacare thing has taken a life of it's own. I don't believe that it is eugenic but I am not sure about the genetic thing. To be fair I don't care really as genetics is a very complicated issue which should be discussed more seriously.

Dog genetics

I have more on the genetics of dogs and how they descended from ice age wolves.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Best friends for 30,000 years

Genetic testing has proven that dogs and humans have been best friends for 30,000 years since the ice age.


This story about Obamacare and genetics is far too complicated to understand.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Light skin genetics

I have covered this before. It is interesting but than Europeans do have similar skin to Asians.

Political genetics

I have covered this before.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cheap genetics

This article has got nothing to do with Pandora but it has got everything to do with the genetic testing company 23andMe.

Jolie genetics

Ms Jolie has had quite a impact.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Genetic dark matter

I did not know such a thing existed. I learn something new every so often writing this blog.

Pig genetics

Farmers and researchers are going to benefit from this. I wonder if Peppa Pig is involved in this?

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Black American heart genetics

This article is about the health of the hearts of African Americans.

Ice age genetic secrets

Nothing to do with the movie but a real life cave bear and ancient horse.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Sharing genetic data

The Cambridge News talks to the Wellcome Trust about sharing genetic data. It is a big issue and we should be having more of a discussion.

Shared genetic coding

According to a new research paper Indians and Europeans share the genetic coding for light skin.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Ethical dilemma

This does raise an ethical dilemma. I would not want my genetic information on the net for everyone to look at.

Easy but difficult

It is easy to get your genetic results but difficult to understand it.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Editing genome

If this story about editing genome delivers what the headline says than this is a major breakthrough in genetics.

Guidance needed

This story does not come as a complete surprise to me. Genetic testing is complicated and you need your doctor to guide you through it.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Google genetic treatments

Google is not the answer but it can provide support to doctors looking for information on rare genetic diseases.

Different regions

This is a article which discusses different regions of the world and their genetics in disease.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Follow up

The Globe and Mail have a follow up to the Ontario genetic discrimination law article.

Ontario and genetic discrimination

It is good to see that Ontario is taking action against genetic discrimination.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Brain ageing

According to this article it has a geneti link

Genetic suprise

Researchers found a genetic surprise in the brain which they were not expecting. It is nevertheless an important discovery according to the article.

Sunday, November 03, 2013


Not everything is genetic.

LA BioMed giving hope

I have never heard of LA BioMed before but they are giving hope to families with rare genetic diseases.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Bad practice in Japan

This is bad genetic practice from Japan a country which is associated with high standards.

Funding boost

Any funding boost is good news in genetic research.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Genetic cure

It is good to see that Nick since leaving SolarAid has discovered what is effectively a cure for the rare genetic diseases that his 2 sons have.

Genetic helpers

This seems like a good idea in HIV research.